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UI education professors named to leadership posts in national organization
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two professors of education who are staff members
of the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa have been named
to leadership positions in the National Council on Measurement in Education
(NCME), the nation's most prominent association of educational testing
Michael Kolen, a professor in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative
Foundations, has been named vice-president of NCME. His appointment becomes
official at the organization's national meeting in April.
Kolen will serve a one-year term as vice president and then assume the
office of president in April 1999.
David Frisbie, professor in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative
Foundations and assistant director of the Iowa Basic Skills Testing Program,
has been appointed to a three-year term on NCME's board of directors. That
appointment also becomes official in April.
Both appointments continue a legacy of UI representation in NCME. Robert
Brennan, director of the Iowa Testing Programs, is completing a three-year
term, including one year as president.
Many people associated with the UI program, either as graduates or faculty,
have served in leadership positions in NCME.
NCME has about 2,000 members in the United States and abroad. Its goal
is "to promote greater understanding and improved use of measurement
techniques in education."
The group publishes two journals, The Journal of Educational Measurement
and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.